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Security update for XFree86

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(Last modified: 08MAR2004)


solutions Security update for XFree86 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7f45d0e5917c1fdccf5e6c65d1427a63)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries

Release: 20040308
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The GLX and DRI code of the Xserver did not verify the "screen"
parameter in several functions. This failure leads to a denial-of-service
condition and probably to arbitrary code execution as root.
(CAN-2004-0093, CAN-2004-0094)

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xf86_glx.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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